Good choice for relax time in Eilat
Posted Aug 27, 2009
Given the overpriced, overcrowded, noisy tourist trap that Eilat has turned into, the Istrotel Yam suf is an excellent choice. It is a short way out of town to the south, so it is not surrounded with the unbelievable hustle, bustle, and noise of the "strip" but is readily accessible by cab or car. It is as overpriced as other Eilat hotels, but rooms are clean, comfortable, and well-appointed (and our upgraded choice had breathtaking views). The only real beef is that virtually all hotel services are ridiculously overpriced. (WiFi access through the hotel is 24 shekels PER HOUR!!! ABSURD!!) Happily, there are other options nearby. The hotel restaurant and bar are also seriously overpriced. On the positive side, the breakfast buffet (included in room fee) is excellent; diverse, ample, and well-presented.